ANOTHER task has been crossed off the to-do-list at the Macarthur Wind Farm, as the project nears completion.
After ten months of construction, the last of 140 wind turbines was installed at the project earlier this week, signalling the end of the giant project is now well within sight.
Australian and Danish flags flew side-by-side atop the central hub of the turbine to signify the relationship between local industry workers and the Denmark-based company Vestas who have supplied the turbines, and will operate them on behalf of AGL energy limited.
The Macarthur project is the biggest wind farm in Australia, and will supply renewable energy to over 220,000 homes in Australia.
Turbine constructions supervisor Gary Barrett said said the milestone was the result of a significant effort from all involved over the course of 1120 heavy lifts that were required across the project.
"These towers are the same size of the MCG light towers," he said.
"But they don't have the Melbourne CBD to shield them from the prevailing winds, so this job has certainly had it's challenges.
"Delivering a billion dollar project has meant a massive investment in training and work coordination with the construction site alone being one of the largest job sites in the state- the matching of expertise brought to the region with local expertise has been critical to getting us this far," Mr Barrett said.
The construction project has provided work for hundred of locals, as well as a multi-national workforce.
The project is now moving through reliability testing for each turbine and is expected to be fully completed in early 2013.